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, washington. >> brian mooar, thank you very much. >>> this morning california public schools are to longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, it has failed. overnight, prop 30 did pass. prop 30 is governor brown's tax initiative. this will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for a total of 7 years and also raise the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30 and the devastating cuts that are now avoided, les go to nbc bay area's christie smith live in sacramento with the latest where governor is speaking right now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. this is a big win for governor jerry brown. there has been a lot of anti-tax sentiment in california for years but he was able to turn that around, especially ca campaigning right before the election. he is speaking right now inside the capitol. let's go ahead and listen. >> we had the possibility of the cuts, but schools do they get to restore something? some of them were
education. >> feels like a vote of confidence from the citizens of california and believing in public education. >> reporter: when i talked to the principal two weeks ago it wasn't polling well. today it is a much different feeling. >> this is just -- lifted this huge weight. >> the math was simple, without prop $302 million would have been -- prop 30, $2 million would have been wiped out. >> reporter: they were preparing if the cuts kicked in but not anybody. >> i am filled with emotion. >> reporter: she told me she was able to teach kids kids how elections impacted them. >> i said people decided that they wanted to pay for education. so it will be good for our schools. >> reporter: opponents are disappointed by the results today. a spokesman e-mailed me and said referring to governor jerry brown and his tax measure, he was able to use education to blackmail voters into supporting his tax increase. the voters were duped. but edge cater believe -- educators believe they care about funding public schools. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california state university is se
with violating a california law when aspirin at whaley elementary school, she allegedly failed to report possible child abuse by a teacher. according to a police report, and notes, the teacher acknowledged conducting so-call helen keller he lessons by blind moling a student, and touching her and putting objects in her mouth. she she was fooled by -- said she was fooled by his explanation, and did eventually report had to officials. >> it really doesn't matter, because the principal is absolutely, personally, trained to be accountable and report this. not depend on anyone else's opinion. >> reporter: it was pointed out in the trial are she did not report to district officials until after complaints is your. chandler awaits trial for molesting five children, and yesterday, an attorney filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of a child and her family against the district, vijayendran, and other officials. >> despite all the red flags that happened with the locked door and the kid's loan and the helen keller, he was allowed unfeathered access to the children. snoop we understand the judge is still meeting wi
. >> lisa, thank you. breaking news at this hour. workers at raley's grocery stores throughout california and they have he have are on strike. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. what did is mean for shoppers. >> it means the workers don't want customers to to shop here. they don't want money going into these stores until their contract is figured out. this picket line you are seeing at this store in fremont is the meat cutters. the meat cutners this store are members of the united food workers union. they are encouraging customers not to shop here. it is a different scenario at each store across northern california, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work f
bob menendez and new york congressman peter king. then dissecting tuesday's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electorate with a foursome of republicans. former presidential candidate jon huntsman, congresswoman cathy mcmorris-rodgers. former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer piem candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late '70s but this past tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show. but first, that fiscal cliff. those tax cuts and spending hikes scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and john boehner picked up where they left off in dueling public appearances where both sounded conciliatory but didn't seem to budge much. you must add to the president's to-do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned, admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now
two co-workers in california and when did to others before taking his own life. the california man behind an anti islam video that sparked local protest has been sentenced to a year in prison. and wednesday, he was ordered to spend 12 months behind bars for violating the terms of his probation from a prior conviction following a 2010 check fraud conviction, he was not allowed to use the internet. under the alias of sam basseley, he produced the "innocence of muslims" which produced outrage in muslim countries after been circulated online. hundreds of people gathered at the university of mississippi wednesday to denounce racism on campus. it was one day after heated protest against president obama's re-election. after the results were announced tuesday night, a crowd of several hundred gathered in anger with some reportedly shouting racial slurs. at least two people were arrested. with the 2012 election in the books, the price tag for combined spending by federal candidates, their parties and outside groups like super pacs totals more than $6 billion. the election's biggest private
-to-the-minute election night results from around the nation right here in california of course, the bay area, as well. >>> one week after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast, new york is getting many subways running again. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so many runners helped victims of sandy. >> these marathoners, they are not even neighbors, probably not even staten islanders. look what they are doing. great. >> people in staten island come out to cheer us on every year so the at least we can do is help them out. >> me weather forecast is not good for thousands who lost everything. there's another storm on the way with freezing temperatures. >>> our parent company, cbs corporation, has contributed a million dollars to the red cross. and cbs corporation will make a matching contribution to the american red cross for all sandy related contributions by employees of cbs. >> they turned the whole mar
in california and workers at the port of los angeles and long beach. most of the terminals shut down and the biggest issue in the dispute is outsourcing, flexing their muscle from coast to coast. two stocks we've been hitting you with. zynga and research in motion. i'm going to look at zynga, does farmville and the popular words with friends. it's now taking another hit as facebook is now allowed to create and send its own games and users of zynga games will not be able to report their progress on the social networking site. that's a big deal. the stock is down 6%. and larry, at dinah link, he's with us. you've been defender of zynga if i'm not mistaken. >> yes, i have. >> are you going to change your tune this morning? >> no, i think it's a good move. there's too much self-reliance on both companies, now they're giving each other a little bit of breathing room. now, zynga is all about on-line gaming, gambling, that's what we're betting on. >> gambling. >> it's not words with friends, it's not farmville, no, it's on-line gambling. >> they are moving to mobile, but the on-line play is
into their rooms, everything is clear. a lot of emergency vehicles still out here, california disaster, medical support, police and fire from all over the central and northern san mateo county still on the scene out here but it is going to be returning to normal quickly we are told the boiler that was causing the carbon monoxide to leak has been isolated and shutdown going to be back to normal soon. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> good news it is all clear, everybody back in. >>> time for a check on the weather forecast. it was chilly outside for those folks who had to evacuate. >> if you think it is chilly now wait until this afternoon. >>> not much of an uptick in temperatures today. good morning, 5:02. several -- not picking up anything in the bay area, eureka doppler dialed in you can see rain even moderate rain with yellows that's the showers from crescent city tour rica. all this is going to slide south along the coast, hit us in the morning in the north to afternoon in the south bay be prepared for wet weather and blustery conditions even if it is not showering in your neighborhood yet m
tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair will now recognizes the gentleman from california, for five minutes. mr. garamendi: i thank you, mr. speaker. i join my colleagues here in congress from both sides of the aisle to call for the end to the war in afghanistan. after more than a decade of war, with now more than ,000 lives lost, and hundreds of millions of american tax dollars spent, it's time for our troops to come home to their families. i represent the military communities of travis air force base and come january i will represent the community of beale air force base as well. i can tell you from firsthand experience that the men and women who serve in our nation's military and their families are america's finest. they are not afraid of sacrifice . they joined the armed forces because they love our country and they are willing to give everything to keep our nation safe. but their sacrifice must be for a reason. if we are going to ask them to risk life and limb on the other side of the world, it must be for a mission that is vital to our nation's security. we can no longer say t
in for the marathon. so it is quite a controversy. >>> 50. air force bases in california are coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. the cargo plane cook off from travis air force base part of 17 aircraft heading to new york. they are carrying more than a million pounds of equipment ah including utility trucks and relief supplies. >>> the last monthly jobs report before next tuesday's presidential election is being released in about 30 minutes. cate caugiran has more. >>> reporter: good morning. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt
is under way in two northern california cities. the california highway patrol is providing extra officers to oakland and stockton. chp officers will be in oakland two days a week at no cost to the city. help from the chp will allow the city's police department to increase patrols in high crime areas. >> the program is set to run for at least the next three months. >>> residence in fairfield are helping police search for a couple accused of stealing mail. one man set up a surveillance camera and put the red flag up on his mailbox. the video shows an altima pulling up in broad daylight and a woman gets out and grabbed the mail. one victim said she had a check stolen which was copied and turned into fake payments. >>> a new timeline out from the u.s. officials about just how long it took for help to arrive at that u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. intelligence officials say cia officers went to the aid of state department staff in benghazi less than 25 minutes after the first call came in for help. timeline appears to be an effort to rebut a fox news report that claims the cia told its pers
charged with driving under the influence. back live now, california's maximum enforcement period continues until 11:59 on sunday evening. for now, that is the very latest here in the east bay. pam? >> all right, charles, thanks for that. again, charles clifford checking in for us. traffic seeming to move right along. >> all right. we're tracking traffic as well here. check out the speeds on the map. you can see where charles was on the bay bridge. there are slow eastbound speeds. look at a closer look. speeds of 0 to 25 miles per hour heading eastbound on the bay bridge. the problem starts here on 101, an accident near fifth street you can here heading to marin into san francisco can be a little bit problematic as speeds are slow there. 880, 580 in the east bay look good and continue to track the traffic this thanksgiving to and from their destinations. >> and tonight, we showed you the plaza. where are we starting? fast track moving good with no problems. golden gate bridge, traffic moving well northbound and southbound no back-up for those heading over for their thanksgiving dinner. the
today, people here have heard that there are utility trucks being flown in from california on military aircraft. and they are actually quite happy to hear that the cavalry is coming. live in stafford township, i'm alison harmelin, dana, back to you. >> thank you. >>> as she just touched on in her story, we want to expand on. in new york, tempers are flaring as people try to get on with their lives because gasoline is hard to get. there's no power in many areas to keep the pumps working. and some lines are three hours long. buses resumed service today and were crammed tight. crews are work overtime to pump water out of the city and some subway tunnels flooded since sandy hit. >> think about it this way. water is water. we take pumps, we pump it out, and put it back where it came from and hopefully it's gone in a few days. >> new york's power company says it is on track to restore power to a quarter million homes in manhattan by saturday. >>> air force bases in california coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a c-17 cargo plane took off from travis a
before voting. >>> according to the secretary of state, 59% of voters in california cast ballots this year. in 2008, that was -- that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half or almost 55% of registered voters turned out for tuesday's elections. >>> the fight for re-election has given way to a potential shift. ailry son burn -- alison burns has more? >> reporter: tori, for the past few days we've been hearing about officials and president obama saying they want to find new ways to work together. president obama returned to the white house and he had to deal with the fact that it was the worst day on wall street this year. that means that pressure is on him to deal with looming tax increases and massive budget cuts that kick in at the end of this year. both sides are calling for compromise but not saying how they will get there. >> i want everyone to understand he can't push us around. we want to work together. >> after years of punting on the major fiscal challenges that we face, 2013 is gonna be different. >> reporter: president obama has no public events today
. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
of the names is former southern california congresswoman, jane harmon. she is a democrat who was a ranking member of the house intelligence committee. she resigned from her post last year to be head of the woodrow wilson center. >> a woman who mosted comments about the president said she is not a racist. after the election the 22-year- old posted on her facebook page a racial slur and the words, maybe he will get assassinated this term. she delete that message and later said she was stating her opinion. her employer has fired her. the case has been turned over to the secret service. >>> some are now returning to restore the jersey shore nearly two weeks after sandy, those who used to live in the area got to return home for the first time yesterday. they were taken by bus to their former homes in seaside heights where they had an hour to pack what they could. some of them say they were not prepared for what they saw. >> you have a list and you are prepared to get what you want but you -- you spend like -- 15 minutes just devastated, just trying to look to see what's on the floor. >> repor
california edison says the moving truck is longer than a football field. it will take about three weeks to reach utah. authorities say it creates low levels but is not expected to be dangerous. >>> well, back to baseball, melky cabrera, he was not on the playoff roster after he was reinstated following his suspension for steroids. but he will still get his payoff of $340,000. he would normally have made 72% of that. however, the rule mandates the full amount if the team plays ten games. he was eligible to come back and then the giants played ten games. >>> it losses like muni will be making a big statement because of vandalism. muni will have to pay $700,000 to replace that bus, one that was set on fire by the giants' fans after the giants won the world series. it turns out san francisco's policy does not cover buses set on fire. that's a blow to muni because they just spent about 300,000 refurbishing buses last year. >> all right. 7:21. it's mostly clear outside. in fact, some parts of the bay area could cup close to record- breaking temperatures. up next, steve paulson will tell us wh
. this will just linger and were with it continue to bring moisture along the northwest to northern california. this system will not only last today but through the weekend. you can already see some of that moisture making its way onshore. the worst of the weather from northern california through oregon up towards washington but central and southern california will certainly get some moisture as well. look at precipitation accumulation through the weekend. look at that. reds and purples indicating 10 to reason 12 inches of rainfall. that will cause massive flooding and unfortunately mudslides. flood advise risz are in -- advisories are in place as we head into the weekend. we have high wind warnings where winds could gust in excess of 80, 80 miles per hour. we'll continue to monitor from the fox news extreme weather center. jenna: a good head's up, jd thanks very much. >> okay. jon: as we told you former president g h.w. bush is hospitalized right now in houston being treated for bronchitis. we're told he is recovering nicely. we'll get update from a bush family spokesman next. jon: as we have
's patrick deion with the answer. california residents voted for the proposal to raise taxes. on tuesday residents approved a measure that would increase sales taxes by 1/4 of 1%. the state says the tax hike would also bring in $6 billion in additional annual revenue from the formerly golden state. that would include a hike in taxes on so-called wealthy california residents. liz is bursting at the seams. liz: tax and spend again and again. if that were the way to go california's unemployment rate would not be north of 11% as it has been traineding and this -- republican democracy the way california is running at. it is mach democracy rule with all sorts of propositions and being overrun by special interests and the state suffering. [talking over each other] dave: illinois tried to raise tax rates and that will bring us the solution. illinois is in worse shape than it was. stuart: illinois and california voted solidly for president obama. the next administration, second term for president obama will bail them out. it won't be called a bailout. dave: ohio which has a conservative republica
here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein is chairman. senate intelligence committee. she is calling the fbi's handling of the investigation into question. >> i mean this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> although petraeus has resigned, he may still be called to testify. stify. >>> making headlines this morning, police are still on the hunt for the men wanted in a shooting of a restaurant manager. investigators say the manager of a taco bell confronted some people who were fighting in the parking lot early sunday morning and was shot during the scuffle. he got back into the restaurant and two employees called 911. the man is still listed in critical condition. >>> one man is dead after a shooting in lewisdale, maryland. police were called to charleston place and drexel street sunday morning. they found edwin loyola. he was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. >>> later this morning, the superintendent of montgom
. this is what i love. people see me as a tv guy. i'm lareally a chef. i have 11 of them. seven in california. this is more than just heart and soul. it's not just a name. >> the editor said he didn't expect a fine dining experience, but he said this is american food that makes everyone happy, and he expects you to do it right. do you think you're falling short? >> am i falling short? by no means. i'm doing the food that america loves. to me it's impossible to come in and have a dining experience and have every single thing wrong unless you come in with a different agenda and you want to sensationalize something and you want to blow it out of the water. it's a great way to make a name for yourself. go after a celebrity chef that's not a new yorker in his second month. good way to hit it. >> if you could say anything to this reviewer right now, what would you say? >> you're welcome? i stand by my food, i stand by my team. we'll continue to do great and i really appreciate you guys coming and giving me a chance to talk about it, because it is the real deal. >> all right, guy saveti, hope you ge
in southern california this morning. she had incredibly good fortune weeks before a 23 million dollar lotto prize was going to be forfeited. the winning ticket was sold at a palmdale liquor store in may, with no one claiming the prize the store released surveillance photos recognized by her daughter. the woman found the ticket after a search in her car where it has sat for five months she filed her claim yesterday. >> after you see someone on surveillance and find them it is not a good thing. >> this lady i'm sure she is happy about it. >>> still ahead, october jobs report is out. we go live to new york city and tell you why not the exchange for this morning's opening bell as investors get ready to react. >>> campaign spin the obama and romney camps want you to hear following the jobs report. >> new poll showing where californians stand on repealing the death penalty. [ inaudible ] >>> welcome back to the abc7 morning news. you are looking live at the opening bell. >>> the unemployment rate crept up to 7.9% from .8%. how should we digest that? more on that with jane king. she will be report
to crackdown on superseniors. officials at the california state university system which has over 400,000 students they'll vote this week on gradua graduation incentive themes. to make room for new students, triple the costs for students that take five years to finish. >>> finally, the newest balloons in macy's thanksgiving day parade. they went out for a test-drive. hundreds of volunteers with hello kitty, papa smurf and elf on the shelf. >> are you looking forward to that parade sf. >> very much so. sometimes they have crashed into street lights. they have to be careful. >> enough with the crane in new york. >>> time now to check the weather, ginger zee in the house. good morning. >> one of the biggest snow totals that we found yesterday was in montana, they had 48 inches. parts of colorado had a lots in the mountains itself. created a little problem on a runway here. kmgh, our official abc station there got this photo. not a huge problem, it slid off the runway, passengers were okay. in central kansas, just west of wichita, look at the lightning in the middle of that storm. there w
as california and hawaii. the amount of this relief effort, the extent of it is truly just staggering and i think people here in virginia, maryland, dc, we all want to help, but we have election day coming up. lots to do. if you want to help out in some small way, this drive here at the fairfax city police department, they are going to be accepting donations. if you have supplies, go ahead and bring them by. back to you. >>> a new wall street journal poll finds that president obama and republican nominee mitt romney remain deadlocked in virginia. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife will be in sterling and richmond today. john mellen camp will perform and governor tim kaine will be at both events. >>> i saw the long lines, i was in some of them. it turns out more than 5 2,000 residents in dc voted early in the board of election. it is more than 10% of the district's registered voters and it is more than double the number of early voters in the 2010 primary. >>> if you want to see a breakdown of the national and local elections, we have a breakdown on wusa9.com right at the top of the h
marriages between a man and woman. it's also considering a challenge to prop 8, that's california's ban on same-sex marriage which voters approved in 2008. >>> listen up. we now know the identity of one of the two power ball jackpot winners. mark hill is the owner of $294 million. he bought his ticket in missouri. he confirmed on facebook saying quote, we are truly blessed, we are lucky winners of the power ball. his son talked about the moment his dad broke the good news. >> i keep thinking i'm going to wake up and think man, i had the craziest dream. he got a phone call this morning. he was toyic sounding. he was like it was us. i'm happy for him. he worked hard in his life. he won't have to anymore. >> very happy for him? for us, dude. you are his son. this surveillance video may show a winner. people at this maryland gas station say a man walked in to check his ticket and started freaking out. they say he told them he bought the ticket in arizona. >>> cops in columbus, ohio believe they won 1 million bucks. they bought their ticket at this gas station. once the ticket is validated,
as a tv guy, i'm a chef, i'm into restaurants, i have 11 of them, 7 in california. to me, and again, that's what this is. this is more heart and soul. this is not just a name stamp. >> one thing that the reviewer said when asked by the "new york times" public editor saying he didn't expect a fine dining experience. didn't think this was going to be gourmet cuisine. but said, quote, this is important american food that makes a lot of people happy. do you think you fell short of that? >> in his opinion, that's what he's saying. no, do i think i'm falling short? no. by no means. i'm doing the type of foods that america loves and we're doing it the right way. could we make mistakes? absolutely. do we strive to be the best? yes. to me it's impossible to come in and have a dining experience and have every single thing wrong unless you come in with a different agenda and you want to sensationalize something and blow it out of the water. it's a great way to make a name for yourself. go after a celebrity chef who is not a new yorker. >> and if you have -- you could say anything to this reviewer ri
. >> this is interstate 80. the only northern route into california from the whole rest of the united states. so we deal with all kinds of people. a lot of people have never seen snow before. it's just another day in paradise. >> reporter: after last season's dismal snow, the ski resorts have snow guns running until the lifts open. those who couldn't wait until then broke out the sleds and snowboards. they were on makeshift bunny hills just outside blue canyon today. some of those resorts reporting anywhere from 6" of snow today all the way up to 18" north of lake tahoe so winter off to a great start over last year. >> brrrr! that's all i have to say. stay warm, christin. thank you. [ laughter ] >> maybe not as much but the blast of wintry weather also bringing some snow to the bay area. cbs 5 meteorologist paul deanno going to show us that. >> i'll second that brrrr around here. we had cold temperatures today. here's a peek outside. mount diablo how about that? snow level down it 3,000 feet. the top of mount diablo 3850 feet so we had a dusting of snow. mount hamilton 4200 feet in the south bay had 1"
's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. garamendi: i thank you, mr. speaker. we're back and america expects that we ought to be going back to work and we have a heavy load ahead of us. we want to make sure that every american has the opportunity to climb that economic and social ladder as high as they want you can go so we have to make sure those ladders of opportunity are in place. we also have to make sure that we are a compassionate nation, that we're willing to reach out to those in our country who have been harmed by devastating natural disasters. we certainly saw this on the east coast and i'd like to spend a good portion of this hour talking about how we as a nation can respond to superstorm sandy and the lessons that we should learn from had disaster. it's not the first that has occurred in america, and it's certainly not going to be the last. in the previous disasters we learned a few lessons but it seems as though we have achieved the necessary wisdom from those
.a. >>> california has another interesting piece of legislation today. it is legal now, but a lawmaker in san francisco is backing the proposal to ban public nudity aimed at the so-called naked guys who let it all hang out in the castro district, but the supervisor named anthony weiner, really, that's his name, says he's seen enough. >> it doesn't mean that anyone can do anything they want anywhere at any time under any circumstance. there are always some basic standards for our public spaces. >> we're born this way. this is your true expression of self. >> yes, for the decoration of independence. yes to body freedom. >> okay. his name is scott weiner which is hardly better. the nudity ban was approved by the committee monday. the full board of supervisors will vote later this month. i'm against it. >>> okay. the baltimore ravens found themselves at the middle of maryland's same sex marriage debate this season and coming up we'll sit down with the player who started the debate about sports and politics. >> but first what's in a name? the debate over whether to give winter storms an identity n
. >>> and today is the second day of a strike against raley's grocery stores in northern california and nevada. the walkout began after contract talks broke off early yesterday. the issues are medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working on sundays, and proposed pay freeze. they will be out on the picket lines today. >>> got your traffic and weather and a weather forecast i think you're going to love right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. let's get a check of the east bay. northbound able to eight backup past the oakland coliseum on 880. an earlier crash, 34 minutes between 238 and the maze. northbound 880 approaching bird accident blocking a lane. so these are your drive times for the south bay. 101, 280 and the guadalupe parkway, all in the red. quick look at the san mateo bridge. they just cleared an accident before the toll plaza. and a little slow and go heading out on westbound 92 towards the high-rise. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> a lot of sunshine around the bay area now. what a day it's going to be likely going to see a lot of record
down on so-called super seniors. officials at the california state university system, which has over 400,000 students, will vote this week on graduation incentive fees aimed at encouraging to finish their degrees in four years to make room for new students. it can triple the cost for students who complete five years to finish. >>> finally, with thanksgiving less than two weeks away, the newest balloons in macy's thanksgiving day parade, well, they went out for a test drive. hundreds of volunteers took hello kitty, papa smurf and elf on the shelf for a spin on saturday. all the balloons undergo tests for flight patterns and aerodynamics so that they can safely navigate that parade route. >> are you looking forward to that parade? >> very much so. sometimes they've crashed into street lamps. >> yes, they have. yes, they have. >> so they have to be careful. >> we're hoping that doesn't happen. enough with the crane in new york. already had things hanging around. >> time to check the weather. ginger zee in the house. >> good morning, guys. one of the biggest snow totals we found was in m
states. it's not a surprise. california. the other two are florida and texas, which i found interesting. big population of veterans. >> texas is another big state. >> yeah, another big state. and the state with the highest percentage of veterans, i would have never have guessed this. >> highest percentage? >> highest percentage. the answer, alaska. 14%. >> like per capita? >> yeah, out of every 100 -- 14% of the population in alaska. there's one thing i want to remind everyone. president obama was talking about this. there are 3.5 million americans in this country who have disabilities due to their military service and they have different ratings on that in terms of their disabilities. but that's important for all of us to keep in mind. these are people whose disabilities stem from their service to the country. 3.5 million people like that. there are a lot more. during the conversation of ireport, we're celebrating the wisdom of veterans. >> extraordinary individuals who made ultimate sacrifices in so many different ways. all right, josh, thank you for that. >> you bet. >>> you heard so
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into this? we'll visit the california >>> on election day some voters in los angeles will have to choose between two long time congressmen. as john blackstone reports their campaign is one of the most bitter and expensive in the country even though the candidates have a lot in common. >> reporter: as the election closes in brad sherman and howard berman know its time to close the deal with voters. from their names to their receding hair lines they appear so similar voters may have a hard time telling them apart. >> they have rhyming names, they are both jewish. >> reporter: jonah lowenfeld writes for the jewish journal. >> they are both liberal and their voting records are similar. >> reporter: they are both lawyers. ucla alums, family man, but above all they are both democrats. battling against each other by california's new top two primary system and redistricting. >> after redistricting wasn't there some way you guys could work this out? >> we each had a great idea what the other guy should do but the other guy didn't listen. >> the 30th congressional district isn't big enough for bot
in california are staging a one day strike over what they say are unsafe and unsanitary conditions. the actions in illinois and california mark the latest in a series of protests against labor conditions at walmart sites nationwide. a subsidiary of bank of new york mellon has agreed to pay a $210 million fine for concealing the fraud of disgraced financier bernie madoff. prosecutors say mellon's ivy asset management unit uncovered major problems with madoff's business, but continued to profit from steering clients to his investments. in charlotte, north carolina, 9 environmental activists have been arrested after staging sit ins at bank of america branches to protest the company's financing of the coal industry. protesters temporarily shut down four branches across charlotte -- all to the banking giant's world headquarters -- accusing bank of america of "bankrolling climate change." the action was part of the rainforest action network campaign to confront the bank for its leading role in funding the coal industry. a saudi national in the united states on a student visa has been sentenced to lif
of the workers coming from as far away as hawaii and california. >> right now there's 65,000 primarily linemen and tree cutters. because you've had everything in this situation. you have a situation where you've had a lot of trees come down on top of lines. we have water in the electricity system and the underground system in manhattan. you have two feet of snow in west virginia that you have to clear out before you can get in there. >> reporter: long island fires? >> long island fires, right. >> reporter: this is unbelievable. >> we've had everything but the locusts. >> you can hear more about the restoration efforts this weekend on "platts energy week." it airs sunday morning at 8:00 on wusa 9. >>> you don't have to work for a power company to help those hit hardest. wusa is donating a dollar to the sandy relief fund for every person who likes our facebook page. so please consider logging on and giving us a like. >>> the d.c. government is getting ready for winter at rfk stadium. the mayor joined more than 1,000 workers from the public works and transportation departments. hundreds of driver
on the chances of a fiscal cliff deal when we are joined by california democratic congresswoman max even waters. >> interesting to see what she has to say. and dangerous scene today in downtown sydney, australia. the cabin of a giant crane at a construction site burst into flames and the top part of the crane collapsed onto a nearby roof. incredibly, there were no reports or injuries, according to australian news organization. >>> the empire state building is showing off its new look. new yorkers are used to seeing the empire state building illuminated in various colors for special occasions. but now the building has upgraded its lighting system. gone are the old flood lights. they've been replaced by a state-of-the-art computerized system that can deliver all kinds of colors and effects. look at that. the new lights went on display for the first time last night. for your viewing pleasure there. >> i'm a little bit of a tradition traditionalist. i'm a little overstimulated just now. hollywood is buzzing today about anna nicole smith's 6-year-old daughter's new modeling campaign. like mother lik
coastal california to the pacific northwest with mountain sundays. sunday, beautiful day in the northeast, still on the chilly side. more rain, windy conditions on the carolina coastline, north and south carolina. we expect more heavy rain in the pacific northwest, more mountain snows there. nice and sunny mak >>> well, we're starting to get our first heavy wave of moisture. right now it's pushing onshore. we've got steady rainfall from san jose up the peninsula and into san francisco, even the north bay starting to the rather active. our showers are creeping up from the south pushing to the north. embedded within the showers we have a few isolated thunderstorms so keep that in mind. we'll have the heaviest rainfall overnight but look what happens on saturday, getting a nice, dry break. temperatures are going to be cool. 65 inland, 64 bayside and 61 at the coast. parts of being an american, you get to watch sunday night "football night in america." that's right. it's a bitter rivalry. the ravens fly into heinz stadium. will they catch up to the steelers? they relish the fight. clear and c
in california. there is a rebuttable presumption, one shoot, two, this case could go to the jury. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. rebuttable presumpti . >>> in california, a 90-year-old man retaliated after he was shot in the face after a burglary, now get this, they are suing him after he returned fire. richard herman and new york criminal defense attorney law professor joins us from las vegas, richard, i'll start with you on this. what do you say to this? it is unbelievable. >> it is unbelievable, for 200, $300, anybody can file a lawsuit. and we see it every year, unbelievable cases, ninety-year-old man has his house broken into, gets tied up. the burglar is stealing in front of him, he breaks free, there is a shootout. he ends up shooting him three times. the assailant here gets convicted. prison term and sues because he was shot. >> yeah. >> believe it or not, believe it or not, susan, there is a claim here. there is a claim because the
title game. they're heavily favored. >> so i go away on vacation, i'm in napa, california. come back, boom, twinkies gone. i can tell you this, there's a chance they will not be extinct after all. analysts say well-known companies are expressing interest in hostess products including pepperidge farm and the company that makes tasty cakes. there's also a potential buyer out of mexico called bimbo bakeries. >> do not go on vacation again. >> i'm sorry. the chocolate cup cakes? delicious. anyway, clock, ticking on the american economy year-end fiscal cliff we've been talking about for awhile here. a challenge, president obama mentioned on his pan asian tour just this week. >> i'm confident that we can get our fiscal situation dealt with. and i think it's important to recognize that yeah democracy is a little messier than alternative systems of government. but that's because democracy allows everybody to have a voice. >> mayors across the country are urging washington to get it back to the before it's too late. they're gathering in washington, d.c. to lay out the issues their cities will
-awlaki is recruiting terrorists. announcing charges against four california man, plotting to go to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers, disciples of al awlaki. >> there was extensive amount of admiration for him and idealizing anwar al awlaki. >> reporter: a former member of the u.s. air force. the fbi claims the alleged terror cell conducted training including going to shooting ranges and had even bought tickets to travel to afghanistan through mexico. >> this was a valid, violent extremist network. we took this very, very seriously. >> reporter: according to the fbi's charges, one of the alleg alleged terror cell members posted violent extremist media, including audio files of al awlaki. abc news discovered 30 cases brought against home grown radicals where al awlaki was inspiration. plots to detonate a car bomb at a chicago bar. all the cases came after al awlaki was dead. some officials fear we may see al awlaki's influence for years to come. he lives on online. pierre thomas, abc new, washington. >> influence from the grave. what's disturbing. the one man, kabeer, former member of the u.s.
california, austin, oregon, where sustainability is part of the real culture and the thread of the way people live. when you look at the spark and you look at what the performance of a car is, we haven't announced the final range because we're not done certifying it but it will be one of the largest range vehicles and torque is more than a ferrari. >> but the skeptic will look at this and say not that you're supposed to comment on the leaf from a competitor standpoint but you look at the leaf and others and people say is there a market for electric vehicles in the u.s.? >> i think we're doing about 3,000 volts here every month. and that's been growing here pretty steadily. i think if you look at the economy and what we've been through over the last few years and affordability of that, it's hard to know exactly what those markets really are going to be when we get equalization here from a growth standpoint in the economy. the bottom line is that we can save a lot of fuel consumption. we have a place like california and los angeles in an urban environment where spark makes a huge amount of sens
in california. what happens if the court decides not to hear this one? >> it is tricky, don, because first of all, nothing is simple to the supreme court. it depends what the court does. the court could formally reject that case, which means the lower court ruling stands, so for proposition 8, a federal appeals court already ruled that the ban which passed as a referendum by the way is unconstitutional. so the supreme court rejecting the case would basically make same sex marriage legal again in california. this is another big point, though, the supreme court could simply decide just to sit on the case, not hear it this term, not reject it either and that basically would put the decision off to a later date. and then at that time, california would just sort of be stuck in a legal limbo until the court makes a decision. >> all right. so we'll just basically what you're saying we'll have to wait and see what happens on this one, right? >> yeah. >> several cases deal with doma, the defense of marriage act, is what we're talking about. what is at the heart of those cases and how likely is it t
. elsewhere it will be warm across southern california, cool across the northeast. let's talk about the potential impact for this incoming nor'easter.the timing of which will be more so tomorrow than today. heavy rain, coastal flooding, beach erosion and wet snow for the interior. maybe even the coastline. here's a storm going across florida today. get out early, especially across the central and southern part of the state. tomorrow, the low rides up the coastline. it won't be anywhere near like sandy but it will have close enough to have impacts. there are areas that will be evacuating, flood watches in effect. and also some white on the map here. just a combination of really horrifying elements considering the fact that we have tens of thousands of people that are homeless with this storm coming in. zoraida, we'll keep you posted as this forecast changes. >> insult to injury. thank you so much, rob. an evidence hearing is under way at a military base in washington state. it will determine whether robert bales should be tried for murder in the shooting deaths of 16 afghan civilians
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